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Jun 2, 2023 Ahuka
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Summary: We wrap up our trip in Texas before heading back home to Michigan Series: Travel Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3870 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3870/hpr3870_source.flac Our stay in Presidio was a nice one, and we enjoyed the companionship at the RV park. This gave us access to the Big Bend Ranch State Park, and we had a few good outings there. But we wanted to visit the Big Bend National Park, which was not as reachable as we would like, so we...
Topics: Travel, RV life, Texas, Presidio, Alpine
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May 19, 2023 Ahuka
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Summary: The game I spent the most time on: Civilization II Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3860 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3860/hpr3860_source.flac This game is not quite as old, and it did make some changes. But the same "One-more-turn" addictiveness is still there. I can't tell you many times I started a game, and the next thing I knew the Sun was coming up outside my window. I'm too old to do that any more, but if I start another game of Civ II...
Topics: Computer games, strategy games, Civilization II
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May 5, 2023 Ahuka
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Summary: We finish our stay in New Mexico and head to Presidio, Texas. Series: Travel Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3850 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3850/hpr3850_source.flac We finished our stay in Anthony with a Saturday trip into Las Cruces to see the local market and the museums, more hiking, and a trip to see Native American Petroglyphs. We also went into El Paso to check out the zoo. It was fine, but we confirmed that we don't really like going into El...
Topics: Travel, RV life, New Mexico, Anthony, Las Cruces, El Paso, Presidio
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Apr 21, 2023 Ahuka
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Summary: Hints on playing the game that started it all Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3840 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3840/hpr3840_source.flac This game is pretty old, but I found that wen I started a game recently to prepare for this episode that it was still as addictive as ever. I won't claim it is essential for everyone to run out and get it, but if you did happen to find a copy somewhere and play it, you might find you enjoy it. In this episode I give...
Topics: Computer games, strategy games, Civilization
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Apr 7, 2023 Ahuka
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Summary: We move to another state, New Mexico. Series: Travel Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3830 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3830/hpr3830_source.flac We made a change in our itinerary and instead of going up into the mountains of New Mexico we went down to the area of the border of Mexico. Our first stop was in Deming, NM for a few days, the on to Anthony, NM for a longer stay of nearly three weeks. Anthony is located between Las Cruces, NM, and El Paso,...
Topics: Travel, RV life, New Mexico, Deming, Anthony, Las Cruces, El Paso
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Mar 24, 2023 Ahuka
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Summary: How I first got started with Computer Strategy Games Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3820 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3820/hpr3820_source.flac This starts out the series on Computer Strategy Games, and we begin with the game that got me hooked, the first Civilization game created by Sid Meier and published by Microprose. Though it is pretty old now, it is still fond in my heart, and in the hearts of so many other gamers. If this comes across as a...
Topics: Computer games, strategy games, Civilization
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Mar 10, 2023 Ahuka
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Summary: We move to another Arizona town, Clifton. Series: Travel Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3810 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3810/hpr3810_source.flac We have left the Tucson area and moved up into the mountains to Clifton, Arizona, a mining town. Arizona is a major source of Copper for the U.S., and Clifton has one of the larger open pit mines in the world, and the largest in the U.S. Links: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzKQCb https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzKSz8...
Topics: Travel, RV life, Arizona, Clifton
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Feb 24, 2023 Ahuka
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Summary: An update on the preparations for quantum computing Series: Privacy and Security Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3800 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3800/hpr3800_source.flac The process NIST initiated in 2016 continues as it looks for encryption algorithms that will be secure against the anticipated arrival of practical quantum computing. In this update I report on the first 4 Candidates to be Standardized, and the timeline for completion. It is coming...
Topics: NIST, Encryption, quantum computing
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Feb 14, 2023 enistello
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Summary: In which we learn to read music by going for a walk Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3792 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3792/hpr3792_source.mp3 Although many people can create music easily enough on their computers, not as many can read the traditional stave-and-dots notation that have been in use for hundreds of years. In less than half an hour, you can grasp the basics of reading music in a way that's as natural as putting one foot in front of the...
Topics: music, self-learning, auto-didactic
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Feb 10, 2023 Ahuka
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Summary: We continue our month-long stay in Benson, a town just southeast of Tucson. Series: Travel Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3790 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3790/hpr3790_source.flac We wrap up our stay in Tucson, Arizona and move over to Benson, Arizona, not far from Tucson. Here we will stay for a month. And we don't run out of things to do. This was one of our favorite stops of the trip. In this episode we visit an old west movie set, Saguaro...
Topics: Travel, RV life, Arizona, Tucson
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Summary: Describing exploratory libre common lisp portable games I am using acl2 formal methods in modules of Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3789 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3789/hpr3789_source.ogg Source I was looking through while talking WIP: gopher://gopher.club/1/users/screwtape/car-game Compilers: sbcl https://sbcl.org/ ecl https://ecl.common-lisp.dev/ acl2...
Topics: common-lisp, acl2, asdf3, formal-methods, game, programming
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Feb 8, 2023 Dave Morriss
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Summary: I have owned one of these for many years and find it very useful Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3788 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3788/hpr3788_source.flac Introduction This torch (aka flashlight ) came up during the recording of the Community News for May 2022. I have owned an example of this device since 2016. It’s been extensively reviewed elsewhere but I thought I’d briefly tell you about my experiences. Nitecore Tube (V1) My Nitecore Tube I...
Topics: torch, flashlight, rechargeable, Lithium Ion
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Feb 7, 2023 Rho`n
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Summary: Rho`n describes fixing the wiring to a ceramic Christmas tree Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3787 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3787/hpr3787_source.flac Synopsis The Friday before Christmas, my partner's mother called and asked if I had a short indoor extension cord she could borrow. When I arrived at her house, she showed me her display of ceramic Christmas trees for which she needed the extension cord. These decorations have two pieces. A base which...
Topics: Christmas, electrical, safety
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Feb 3, 2023 operat0r
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Summary: Hacking Boba Bubble Tapioca Pearls Fail Series: Cooking Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3785 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3785/hpr3785_source.ogg Listen to me cook / fail / hack Boba Green Tea! Links Wikipedia's article on Bubble or Boba tea
Topics: cooking, hacking, fail
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Feb 2, 2023 Celeste
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Summary: Diving into privacy-aware and offline methods to generate one time passwords Series: Privacy and Security Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3784 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3784/hpr3784_source.ogg Many services implement 2FA (Two factor authentication) by sending you a OTP (One Time Password) using an SMS with a random code, but this forces you to give them your valuable phone number. What alternatives do exist? Let's dive into the HOTP , used by some...
Topics: 2FA, OTP, TOTP, HOTP, security
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Summary: Mike puts the HPR Web Site to the test. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3783 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3783/hpr3783_source.flac Accessibility, and Navigating the HPR Web Pages with a Screen Reader Some time in the last year there has been some discussion on the HPR mailing list about some of the problems I was having, particularly with the tags page, on the HPR site. Here is a show in which you can hear both me and my screen reader, as I navigate...
Topics: Accessibility, HPR, Screen Reader
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Jan 31, 2023 Archer72
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Summary: Wikipedia article on the various types of content formats Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3782 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3782/hpr3782_source.flac Wikipedia article
Topics: media, formats, encoding
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Jan 30, 2023 Andrew Conway
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Summary: Using the Joule Thief to suck energy out of flat batteries Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3781 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3781/hpr3781_source.flac The Joule Thief is a delightfully simple circuit that can light an LED that requires 2V or more from a battery that is depleted to 1V or less. There are three components in addition to the battery and LED: an NPN transistor, a resistor and a double wound inductor. The key thing about the inductor is that...
Topic: electronics
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Jan 27, 2023 Ahuka
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Summary: This episode reports on some updates to the Fediverse that I ran across in May 2022 Series: Social Media Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3780 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3780/hpr3780_source.flac One of the things I love about the Fediverse is that there is constant activity and development. As I mentioned in the previous report on Bookwyrm, it is not unusual to return to an app a few months later and see new features have been added that make it...
Topics: social media, alternative, Fediverse, ActivityPub, Mastodon, Screen readers, WordPress
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Jan 26, 2023 Trey
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Summary: Just because you can do a thing, does that mean you should? Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3779 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3779/hpr3779_source.flac Hello Hacker Public Radio fans. This is Trey, and I am throwing this recording together for several reasons: The queue of shows is abysmally sparse. There are far more openings for shows in the next few weeks than there are shows posted. This show is a pitiful excuse for why I haven't posted any shows...
Topics: aging, diy, health
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Jan 25, 2023 Zen_Floater2
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Summary: I made a 'beeing" podcast about Google products, interoperability and their lousy security Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3778 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3778/hpr3778_source.ogg I have a discussion about my Android "WIPING" and how it affected my 2 factor authorization with Google. Further I "beein" some more about Android not being able to authenticate against a known chromebook using GOOGLE SECURITY, what a...
Topics: Android, chromebooks, easytether, cellphones, bandwidth, beeing, sucks, QRcodes, healio
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Jan 24, 2023 Claudio Miranda
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Summary: Claudio talks about installing and running Haiku R1/beta4 on Bhyve Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3777 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3777/hpr3777_source.flac Bhyve - The BSD Hypervisor https://bhyve.org/ vm-bhyve - Management system for FreeBSD bhyve virtual machines https://github.com/churchers/vm-bhyve Haiku - Open-source OS inspired by BeOS https://www.haiku-os.org/ UEFI Booting Haiku https://www.haiku-os.org/guides/uefi_booting/
Topics: freebsd, haiku, beos, bhyve, vmbhyve, bsd, virtualization, hypervisor
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Jan 23, 2023 Bookewyrmm
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Summary: A linux distro review Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3776 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3776/hpr3776_source.flac Xerolinux https://xerolinux.xyz I installed XeroLinux on an older I mac I had, mostly due to 2 factors, I had the hardware and A review I saw touted the MAC like interface from a modified KDE Plasma base. As a Plasma user, how could I resist. I had previously installed Fedora 36 on the MAC and was receiving random hardware issues at boot...
Topics: xero linux, distro review, linux distro
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Summary: How to make a punch-card computer from stuff from the kitchen Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3775 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3775/hpr3775_source.wav How to make a punch-card computer In this show we are going to make a punch-card computer out of stuff from your kitchen. Most of the materials are things you would otherwise have thrown away. What you will need An empty breakfast cereal box. Some bamboo barbecue skewers, eight for an eight bit...
Topics: home-made computer, glue, fun, kids
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Jan 19, 2023 David Whitman
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Summary: The racing series for $500 cars. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3774 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3774/hpr3774_source.wav From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Optima Batteries ChumpCar World Series is a series of automotive endurance races held on paved road race courses across North America. The races range in length from 6 to 36 hours. The name is a parody of Champ Car, a defunct open wheel professional racing series. Races are sanctioned...
Topics: Racing, Chump Car World Series, MonsterB, Portland Oregon, sounds, boring
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Jan 18, 2023 Mike Ray
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Summary: Some tips on public speaking for technical talks or lectures. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3773 Public Speaking For many people, public speaking is a very traumatic thing. It is not something that has ever held any great terror for me. That is especially true now I am totally blind. My Public Speaking Rules These are some rules I live by when public speaking. These apply to things like technical talks or lectures. Not necessarily to after dinner speaking, or the...
Topic: public speaking
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Jan 17, 2023 Andrew Conway
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Summary: I have a look at a cheap solar panel and learn a bit about how it works, and doesn't work. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3772 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3772/hpr3772_source.flac Solar panels are not like other sources of electricity that we are used to using, such as the mains or batteries. In this episode I recount what I have learned from playing with a small few-watt solar panel and how to coax useful electricity out of it. Some multimeters...
Topics: solar, electricity, power, electronics
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Jan 16, 2023 Paul Quirk
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Summary: I describe how I managed to eliminate pain from carpal tunnel syndrome and osteoarthritis. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3771 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3771/hpr3771_source.flac Wikipedia articles used: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypoalgesia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interval_training Transcript and accompanying photos can be found here by the date this podcast is released to the feed: https://pquirk.com Wikipedia article on the Microsoft...
Topics: elliptical, ergonomics, pain, natural, Microsoft, Logitech, Elecom
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Jan 13, 2023 Ahuka
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Summary: We move to Benson, a town just southeast of Tucson, where we will stay for a month. Series: Travel Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3770 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3770/hpr3770_source.flac We wrap up our stay in Ajo, Arizona and move over to Benson, Arizona, not far from Tucson. Here we will stay for a month. And we don't run out of things to do. This was one of our favorite stops of the trip. Links: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzKvKF...
Topics: Travel, RV life, Arizona
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Jan 12, 2023 Some Guy On The Internet
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Summary: Virtualized battlegrounds. Series: Virtualization Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3769 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3769/hpr3769_source.flac Crouching laptop, hidden server (part 0). Virtualized battlegrounds. Archer72's system: Acer Aspire 5750-6866 CPU: Intel Core i3 2350M (2.3 GHz max, 2 cores, 3MB cache). RAM: 4GB DDR3-1600 SODIMM (2 x 2GB currently, 2 x 4GB upgrade planned). Video: Integrated Intel GMA HD 3000. DISK: 120GB SATA SSD. NIC:...
Topics: proxmox, virt-install, virtual machine, DDNS, laptop
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Jan 11, 2023 Stache_AF
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Summary: Replacing ignition on my 1999 Jeep Wrangler Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3768 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3768/hpr3768_source.ogg I should have started by removing these two screws Click the thumbnail to see the full-sized image But I actually started with two of these screws, removed the knee board, then removed the third screw Click the thumbnail to see the full-sized image I removed the ignition assembly by removing these three screws. There is...
Topics: cars, repairs
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Jan 10, 2023 Archer72
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Summary: LP article from Wikipedia about the long playing vinyl record and its history. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3767 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3767/hpr3767_source.flac LP record entry from Wikipedia Wikipedia - LP The RIAA did something right. In 1954, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) introduced a standard equalization curve to be used by all record manufacturers.
Topics: audio, vinyl, record, media, history
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Jan 9, 2023 Bookewyrmm
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Summary: ACER Nitro 5 laptop review Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3766 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3766/hpr3766_source.flac Some scant notes and web links The manufacturers website: https://store.acer.com/en-us/nitro-5-gaming-laptop-an515-57-537y Device name Not disclosed Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10300H CPU @ 2.50GHz 2.50 GHz Installed RAM 8.00 GB (7.83 GB usable) System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor Pen and touch No pen or touch...
Topics: laptop reviews, ACER
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Jan 6, 2023 Celeste
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Summary: Tinkering with the RTC (Real Time Clock) hardware on Gameboy Advance cartridges Series: Hobby Electronics Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3765 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3765/hpr3765_source.ogg Pokemon games for the GBA (Game Boy Advance) have an internal RTC chip with a coin battery to keep track of the time when the console is powered off. What happens when the internal battery runs dry? How to fix it? Is this enough to completely restore...
Topics: nintendo, gba, swapping battery, RTC clock, savefile editing, game boy advance
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Jan 5, 2023 enistello
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Summary: My journey into technology covering some of the prose-writing technology I've used along the way. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3764 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3764/hpr3764_source.wav Wikipedia's entry for the ZX81: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX81 WordPerfect in many of its forms, complete with download links: https://winworldpc.com/product/wordperfect/3x-dos Hog Bay Software's WriteRoom for Mac:...
Topics: text, emacs, linux, mac, distraction-free, vim, prose, plain text
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Jan 4, 2023 Mike Ray
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Summary: A look into this psychological phenomenon Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3763 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3763/hpr3763_source.flac Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon This is a psychological experience. When I describe it in full, if you are of any age, you will almost certainly think "oh yes, that has happened to me." For older listeners, the name Baader-Meinhof might be memorable as a name given to a group who liked to call themselves the 'Red...
Topic: Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon
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Jan 3, 2023 operat0r
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Summary: RSI, carpal tunnel syndrome and ergonomics Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3762 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3762/hpr3762_source.ogg I know right no show notes .. ok FINE ! https://www.google.com/search?q=herman+miller+aeron+%22used%22 Freestyle Pro https://kinesis-ergo.com/shop/freestyle-pro/ Freestyle VIP3 Pro Premium https://kinesis-ergo.com/shop/ac925/ FUTURO-48462 Night Wrist Support SIOC, Helps Provide Nighttime Relief of Carpal Tunnel Symptoms,...
Topics: rsi, carpal tunnel and ergonomics health, carpal tunnel, ergonomics
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Jan 2, 2023 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in December 2022 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3761 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3761/hpr3761_source.wav New hosts There were no new hosts this month. Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 3739 Thu 2022-12-01 Multipactors for the masses. one_of_spoons 3740 Fri 2022-12-02 Batch File Variables; Nested Batch Files Ahuka 3741 Mon 2022-12-05 HPR Community News for...
Topic: Community News
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Dec 30, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: This episode looks at a relatively new but promising alternative to Goodreads that is firmly in the Series: Social Media Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3760 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3760/hpr3760_source.flac Federated social media can open up some wonderful possibilities to reimagine some of the social apps we already use and find ways to do them better. In this episode I want to highlight a new contender for a Fediverse application that may be...
Topics: social media, alternative, Fediverse, ActivityPub, Goodreads, library, Bookwyrm
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Dec 29, 2022 Some Guy On The Internet
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Summary: Small talk on SBCs and free software. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3759 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3759/hpr3759_source.flac Amazon Scalpers selling raspberry pi 4: $219.00 pi4 8gb $285.99 iUniker pi 4 8gb kit $285.99 pi 4 8gb compute module $145.99 pi 400 $235.99 pi 3 kit Software and documentation mentioned during the show. git-annex git-annex allows managing large files with git, without storing the file contents in git. It can sync, backup,...
Topics: Raspberry Pi, single board computers, haskell
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Dec 28, 2022 norrist
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Summary: How I got my first job as a sysadmin and a story about NFS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3758 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3758/hpr3758_source.wav I love show notes, but I don't have any this time. How Norrist moving into a new IT Linux Admin career. Can he solve the mystery of the NFS issues he inherited ?
Topics: career, nfs, php
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Dec 27, 2022 Some Guy On The Internet
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Summary: Chatting about recent career changes Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3757 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3757/hpr3757_source.flac Virginia CDL Manual CDL DL-8 form CDL Medical Exam form
Topics: CDL, Class A CDL
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Dec 26, 2022 Klaatu
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Summary: Verify your Mastodon account using GnuPG and Keyoxide.org Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3756 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3756/hpr3756_source.flac Keyoxide is a project that parses a PGP key and makes its data available to Mastodon for identity verification.
Topics: pgp, gnupg, crypto, identity
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Dec 23, 2022 Ken Fallon
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Summary: Control your other PC securely using synergy over ssh Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3755 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3755/hpr3755_source.wav In today's show we will talk about installing synergy so that you can control the keyboard and mouse of another computer securely over ssh. Install synergy on both computers as root # dnf install synergy # apt install synergy The main pc is pc_middle and it is the one with the keyboard and mouse we intend to...
Topics: synergy, ssh, port forward, tunnel
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Dec 22, 2022 Zen_Floater2
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Summary: A Squirrels Rebuttal of GNU World Order episode 489 Cloud Services Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3754 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3754/hpr3754_source.ogg https://gnuworldorder.info/ See episode 489 Cloud Services How using a Chromebook could eventually result in Mankind creating GOD in his own image. A brief discussion of my attempt to emulate Google Services from a Chromebook on a Devuan equipped Lenovo Laptop and how all of this will eventually...
Topics: Chromebooks, Cloud_Services, gnuworldorder, GOD, ALIENS, SQUIRRELS
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Dec 21, 2022 Dave Morriss
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Summary: AKA alphanumeric acronyms, alphanumeric abbreviations, or numerical contractions Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3753 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3753/hpr3753_source.flac Overview I have recently been wondering about the use of abbreviations which are built from the first letter of a word followed by a number and the last letter. The number represents the count of letters between the start and end letter. Thus accessibility becomes a11y . This came...
Topics: English, abbreviation, numeronym, alphanumeric acronym, numerical contraction
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Summary: the why and what of some new recording hardware Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3752 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3752/hpr3752_source.ogg I tend to put the "no" in notes! https://www.presonus.com/products/AudioBox-USB-96 https://www.pine64.org/pinebook-pro/
Topics: linux, audacity, audio, hardware
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Dec 19, 2022 Deltaray
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Summary: Noisetorch is a program for Linux that creates a virtual microphone that removes background sounds. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3751 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3751/hpr3751_source.wav Official Noisetorch repo: https://github.com/noisetorch/NoiseTorch Noisetorch demo video by Linux for everyone The Pipewire soundsystem for Linux.
Topics: audio, podcasting, microphone, linux
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Dec 16, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: We move into Southern Arizona, near the Mexican border. Series: Travel Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3750 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3750/hpr3750_source.flac We wrap up our stay in Topock, Arizona and move down to Ajo, Arizona, not far from the Mexican border. Kevin gets a head cold and takes it easy for a few days, but we still manage to get out and see some things. At the end we repair our steps and head off to the Tucson area. Links:...
Topics: Travel, RV life, Arizona
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Dec 15, 2022 Deltaray
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Summary: 3D printers are useful for making your own custom parts and I talk about the parts I've made. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3749 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3749/hpr3749_source.wav The part I made moments before the show is available at Thingiverse . Here is a screenshot of modeling it in Blender followed by the piece installed on the microphone holder. See full image See full image Also a photo of the green screen hooks I created for hanging these...
Topics: 3D printing, DIY, Maker, microphones
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Dec 14, 2022 Zen_Floater2
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Summary: The Squirrels have modified Bash Podder to do something different Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3748 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3748/hpr3748_source.ogg Humans, Download the following compressed tar file containing the Squirrels Podcast thingie. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1akf74fhM6s1DtDFPhrVvvbKXkzCCa4JQ/view?usp=sharing Untar the thingie; tar -zxvf PODTHING explore the subdirectories it created. You can copy the Media_Gift directory to where...
Topics: podcastcatcher, bashpoddermod
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Dec 13, 2022 Zen_Floater2
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Summary: I talk about Twitter after dinner with some Humans Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3747 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3747/hpr3747_source.ogg Reality 2.0 Podcast https://www.reality2cast.com/
Topics: Dinner, Humans, Twitter
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Dec 12, 2022 Klaatu
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Summary: How to get CPU info on Linux Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3746 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3746/hpr3746_source.flac Various ways to get information about your CPU on Linux.
Topics: cpu, utilities, programming
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Dec 9, 2022 Archer72
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Summary: Details of the Pinecil soldering iron menu with a secret menu Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3745 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3745/hpr3745_source.flac Pinecil – a RISC-V powered, open and versatile soldering iron. It can be powered via USB-C PD as well as a DC5525 jack, and runs community developed software. Moreover, it is compatible with popular TS-100 tips. All this at half the price of the competition. Pine64 Pinecil Version Long press on...
Topics: soldering, soldering iron, Pinecil, menu
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Dec 8, 2022 Daniel Persson
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Summary: Talking about my experience of advent of code so far Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3744 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3744/hpr3744_source.ogg Advent of code: https://adventofcode.com/ Here are some links to the recording of my puzzle-solving: Day 1 https://youtu.be/yxXL5gP2RpE Day 2 https://youtu.be/OoRyHjTvmIg Day 3 https://youtu.be/Le5WRtjyOyI Day 4 https://youtu.be/E2FJCrbrdDc
Topics: advent of code, aoc, java
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Dec 7, 2022 Some Guy On The Internet
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Summary: News for the Community, by the Community. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3743 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3743/hpr3743_source.flac HPR NEWS News for the community, by the community. TAGS: Ransomware, Malware, Phishing, Security Breach Microsoft Confirms Server Misconfiguration Led to 65,000+ Companies' Data Leak Microsoft “misconfigured” an Azure Blob Storage server causing a security breach. Attackers were able to access unauthorized customer...
Topics: Malware, Security Breach, Meta, HPR News
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Dec 6, 2022 Ken Fallon
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Summary: The wikipedia article on the Battery Series: HAM radio Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3742 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3742/hpr3742_source.wav A battery converts chemical energy into electrical energy by a chemical reaction. Usually the chemicals are kept inside the battery. It is used in a circuit to power other components. A battery produces direct current (DC) electricity (electricity that flows in one direction, and does not switch back and...
Topics: battery, cell, ham, wikipedia
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Dec 5, 2022 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in November 2022 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3741 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3741/hpr3741_source.wav New hosts Welcome to our new host: Kinghezy . Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 3717 Tue 2022-11-01 Video editing with Shotcut on a low end PC MrX 3718 Wed 2022-11-02 Making Ansible playbooks to configure Single Sign On for popular open source...
Topic: Community News
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Dec 2, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: More on DOS. This time it is using variables in batch files, and nesting batch files. Series: DOS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3740 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3740/hpr3740_source.flac This final episode of the DOS series continues the look at batch files by first looking at how you can use variables in writing your batch files. Then we look at how batch files can be nested, that is, how one batch file can call another batch file, thus chaining...
Topics: DOS, early PC computing, batch files, variables, nesting
Hacker Public Radio
Dec 1, 2022 one_of_spoons
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Summary: Seemingly advanced artefacts of one's locale are tangled whims upon exponential inspiration. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3739 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3739/hpr3739_source.flac I found an copy of an old video. This episode is just a verbal transcription of that lecture. Electrostatic containment. Fusor. Riggatron. Multipactor. Robert Murray Smith has got some thoroughly practical and useful instructional material on Youtube. His channel is his...
Topics: fusor, riggatron, multipactor, electrostatic
Hacker Public Radio
Nov 30, 2022 Kinghezy
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Summary: Brief Intro to KMyMoney on KDE Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3738 Brief discussion on kmymoney. Website: https://kmymoney.org/ P.S. uses of "scheduled tasks" jump from 2 to 4 because #3 had corruption in the recording.
Topic: Kmymoney
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Nov 29, 2022 Rho`n
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Summary: Rho`n talks about his new KOBO Libra H20 e-reader Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3737 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3737/hpr3737_source.flac Introduction I have wanted an e-ink based e-reader for a while. Reading on my computer is ok. Reading on my phone is doable, but is very annoying. If I don't keep my finger on the screen, it will go blank and then I have to make sure and press the power button to bring the screen back to life before it locks. A...
Topics: e-reader, KOBO, KOBO Libra, KOBO Libra H20, e-ink, Calibre, epub, kepub
Hacker Public Radio
Nov 28, 2022 Klaatu
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Summary: Blah blah blah (literally) Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3736 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3736/hpr3736_source.flac Metasyntactic words are vocables such as "foo", "bar", "baz", "blah", and so on.
Topics: linguistics, programming, syntax
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Nov 25, 2022 Archer72
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Summary: i3 Tiling Window Manager with a bonus KDE Plasma integration Series: Lightweight Apps Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3735 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3735/hpr3735_source.flac What is i3? Lightweight tiling window manager Configured with 2 files ~/.config/i3/config /etc/i3status.conf Multi-monitor support Monitor properties xrandr -q | grep HDMI HDMI-A-0 disconnected primary (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) xrandr --prop | grep HDMI...
Topics: i3wm, window manager, lightweight apps, KDE, KDE Plasma
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Nov 24, 2022 binrc
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Summary: I talk about inetd and give an example of how to write a service for it Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3734 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3734/hpr3734_source.ogg Inetd, the internet super-server Inetd is slowly becoming one of my favorite daemons. It makes writing programs that talk over the network super easy. Inetd handles all of the hard socket stuff and allows admins to write simple UNIX-ey programs. Inetd is useful because it allows us to write...
Topics: BSD, inetd
Hacker Public Radio
Nov 23, 2022 Some Guy On The Internet
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Summary: The battleground of the gods. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3733 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3733/hpr3733_source.flac Smite , the battleground of the GODS. SMITE is a free-to-play online MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) and ARTS (action real-time strategy) game developed by Titan Forge Games and published by Hi-Rez Studios. The game is currently available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Players choose from a large...
Topics: Smite, MOBA, Arena, Bastet, Gaming
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Nov 22, 2022 m0dese7en
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Summary: I talk about my experience with the Atari Jaguar and Jaguar CD Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3732 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3732/hpr3732_source.mp3 My experience owning and playing the Atari Jaguar and Jaguar CD.
Topics: atari jaguar, video games, atari
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Nov 21, 2022 dnt
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Summary: A brief description of how you can use speech recognition to transcribe your clips in Kdenlive Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3731 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3731/hpr3731_source.flac Recently I returned to Kdenlive after about a 10-year break, and was pleased to discover the speech recognition feature. https://docs.kdenlive.org/en/effects_and_compositions/speech_to_text.html#install-python
Topics: kdenlive, "video editing", "speech recognition"
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Nov 18, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: Hitting our first major stop in Arizona. Series: Travel Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3730 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3730/hpr3730_source.flac We get to our first major stop for a week in Topock, Arizona. From here we can check out places like Oatman, Arizona and Lake Havasu, Arizona. We make a few more mistakes, but learn from them. Links: https://www.palain.com/travel/into-arizona/
Topics: Travel, RV life, Arizona
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Nov 17, 2022 Celeste
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Summary: Explaining the workflow to contribute to this foss game with media assets Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3729 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3729/hpr3729_source.ogg Main website of the game https://supertuxkart.net Stk core engine (C++) https://github.com/supertuxkart/stk-code Tools for 2d and 3d production https://supertuxkart.net/Installing_Tools Media repo with all source files https://supertuxkart.net/Media_Repo Style guidelines to maintain visual...
Topics: computer graphics, supertuxkart, audio production, assets, contribution, blender, 3d model, krita,...
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Nov 16, 2022 binrc
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Summary: I talk about the Pinebook Pro (and bricking various other arm devices) Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3728 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3728/hpr3728_source.ogg Why the PBP? Lately I've been thinking a lot about power consumption when it comes to computing. Intuitively, I know that arm devices pull significantly less power than amd64 machines but I've never really tested this in the real world. So, some preliminary power consumption stats: big amd64...
Topics: Open Hardware, Pine64
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Nov 15, 2022 Rho`n
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Summary: Rho`n describes adding a new hard drive to his work computer and expanding its filesystem Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3727 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3727/hpr3727_source.flac Synopis I installed a new 1TB Crucial MX500 SSD into my work computer. While we are mostly a Windows based business, as the IT guy I do get a bit of discretion when updating my own machine (i.e. I get to solve all the problems I create). Last year, I decided to run the...
Topics: LVM, Linux Volume Management, hard drive, SSD
Hacker Public Radio
Nov 14, 2022 Lurking Prion
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Summary: A short episode about the reaching effects of breaches and forgotten accounts Series: Privacy and Security Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3726 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3726/hpr3726_source.m4a A short episode about the reaching effects of breaches and accounts you may have forgotten about. New Marriot Breach: https://techcrunch.com/2022/07/06/marriott-breach-again/ Privacy Fix: How to Find Old Online Accounts from Consumer Reports:...
Topics: cybersecurity, security, EvilSteve, breach, data reduction, privacy
Hacker Public Radio
Nov 11, 2022 Ken Fallon
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Summary: Ken shows you how to use this mapping tool to display transit routes in your area. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3725 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3725/hpr3725_source.flac Map of Dublin showing the Temple Bar tourist area. A red arrow points to where you can change the profile. With the Configure Map > Profile selection menu open, a red square surrounds the Bus icon to indicate the "public transport" profile is now selected. The map now...
Topics: OSMAnd, OSM, Maps, Public Transport
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Nov 10, 2022 Archer72
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Summary: I walk through the top apps on my phone Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3724 Original audio: https://archive.org/download/hpr3724/hpr3724_source.flac My most used apps AIO Launcher AIO Launcher Termux: Terminal emulator with packages Termux: Terminal emulator with packages Connect to the home network Start a video encoding, or rip a DVD Vim editor Secure files pwgen -y 30 3: Generate three 30 character passwords with symbols Other confidential info hpr3484 :: My vim...
Topics: Android, Android apps, Mobile phone, Custom launcher